School district facilities plan has far-reaching impacts

Forging ahead is an accurate way to describe the current board’s forward progress.

To the Editor,

Re: Trustees must advocate for entire district, Letters, Nov. 6.

The letter writer commends the current school board for “forging ahead with a governance model that resulted in a sound strategic plan and vision.” Forging ahead is an accurate way to describe the current board’s forward progress. It also fits with the board’s frequent use of railroading analogies.

The new governance model also brought us a new 10-year facilities plan, prepared over a few months behind closed doors.

Many try to label those who want to talk about the facilities plan as ‘single-issue.’ This label minimizes the importance of the plan. This version has consequences across the entire district.

A plan is necessary to keep the dream of a new Nanaimo District Secondary School alive, but does it necessarily have to be this plan? As the letter writer said, voters should do their research and think carefully prior to voting.

Jukka EfraimssonNanaimo

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